Questions - Wall Street and Financial Industry - October 7-8, 2013
Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted October 7-8, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
likely is it that the United States will soon face another financial industry
meltdown similar to the 2008 crisis?
likely is it that the U.S. government will default on its debt in the
next five years?
benefited more from the government bailouts of the financial industry – Wall
Street or the average U.S. taxpayer?
would you rate the federal government’s current oversight of the banking industry
– excellent, good, fair or poor?
5* Do you
favor or oppose more government regulation of the U.S. financial system?
6* Is it
better for the United States financial system to have more competition and less
regulation or more regulation and less competition?
people say that the largest banks and finance companies are “too big to fail.”
Suppose some of the largest banks in the country reach a point where they can
no longer meet their obligations. Should the government let the banks go out of
business or find a way to keep them in business?
8* Is the
federal government more concerned with making Wall Street firms profitable or
making sure the U.S. financial system works well for all Americans?
9* Has the
federal government been aggressive enough in pursuing possible criminal
behavior by major Wall Street bankers?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error,
+/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence